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The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations

By Joe Tracz
  • ISBN Code: : 0316451835
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 246
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This mysterious illustrated tie-in to Netflix's award-winning A Series of Unfortunate Events -- featuring an introduction by Count Olaf's legal representative, Neil Patrick Harris -- shares insider secrets about the Baudelaire family and the making of the show. In every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind... In this collector's companion you will discover never-before-seen photographs, never-before-told stories, and never-before, revealed secrets spanning all three seasons of the hilariously twisted, critically acclaimed hit series. You will encounter original concept art, annotated script excerpts, and interviews with the creative team and all-star cast, as well as glossaries, recipes, lyric sheets, hidden Easter eggs, shocking backstories, and suspicious pages from the titular tome, unredacted, and revealed here for the first time. Featuring interviews with: Tony Hale Daniel Handler Aasif Mandvi Sara Rue Barry Sonnenfeld Patrick Warburton Bo Welch Alfre Woodard and more... Perhaps you are wondering how a noble person such as yourself might become a member of a secret organization. Like so many things in life, it starts by picking up the right book. So go ahead, read at your own risk.

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  • Pdf File: year-of-loving-dangerously.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here’s a new turn for the controversial cartoonist and commentator Ted Rall. Not only is this autobiographical but he has paired up with the acclaimed artist of Bluesman and The Castaways for fully painted art. It’s the eighties and Ted is in college in New York City and slipping. His pranks, lack of focus and restlessness get him kicked out of school. Unable to find a job, rejected by his parents, he’s on the verge of suicide. Instead he finds comfort in the arms of many women he meets casually and puts up a front for. Hey, better than being homeless and begging, but then... is it? It may sound like an ideal grift but the toll is much higher than one may imagine. Between acidly funny and disturbingly real, Rall, a cartoonist whose work has alienated half the world, pours out his guts on a hard turning point in his life. Callejo adopts a new fully painted color style for this work, showing his versatility.

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 159884847X
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: get-those-guys-reading-fiction-and-series-books-that-boys-will-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Long and Winding Roads

By Kenneth Womack
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1628925159
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: long-and-winding-roads.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles, Kenneth Womack brings the band's story vividly to life-from their salad days as a Liverpool Skiffle group and their apprenticeship in the nightclubs and mean streets of Hamburg through their early triumphs at the legendary Cavern Club and the massive onslaught of Beatlemania itself. By mapping the group's development as an artistic fusion, Womack traces the Beatles' creative arc from their first, primitive recordings through Abbey Road and the twilight of their career. In order to communicate the nature and power of the band's remarkable achievement, Womack examines the Beatles' body of work as an evolving art object. He investigates the origins and creation of the group's compositions, as well as the songwriting and recording practices that brought them to fruition. Womack's analysis of the Beatles' albums transports readers on a journey through the Beatles' heyday as recording artists between 1962 and 1969, when the band enjoyed a staggering musical and lyrical leap that took them from their first album Please Please Me, which they recorded in the space of a single day, to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album, and Abbey Road-albums that collectively required literally thousands of hours to produce. In addition to considering the band's increasing self-consciousness about the overall production, design, and presentation of their art, Womack explores the Beatles' albums as a collection of musical and lyrical impressions that finds them working towards a sense of aesthetic unity. In Long and Winding Roads, Womack reveals the ways in which the Beatles gave life to a musical synthesis that would change the world.

What 80s Pop Culture Teaches Us About Today's Workplace

By Chris Clews
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pop Culture Creations
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 665
  • Pdf File: what-80s-pop-culture-teaches-us-about-today-s-workplace.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Oh, Carol Anne, who crooned, "They're here." Poltergeist, 1982. Perhaps you meant to say ... "It's he-ere." The first full-length book that comes on the heels of its mini-book predecessor. Let the "What '80s Pop Culture" series truly begin! So where does Book #2, 10 More Iconic Movies, Even More Totally Awesome Business Lessons, take us? Cue the unforgettable '80s quote: "Where we're going, we don't need roads." (Back to the Future, 1985.) You'll need a guide for this journey and there's no better way to travel than to hop in the time machine '80s style. Remember the sequels craze that swept the nation with iconic films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rocky, Back to the Future and every slasher film set on a street or in a camp? Yes, the '80s excelled in creating sequels and so does Chris. So, are '80s movies really imbued with timeless lessons for business leaders? Yes! The era of parachute pants, Members Only jackets and padded shoulders also brought us the same creative indulgence for the workplace in the form of bigger business lessons, bigger budgets, and anything-goes totally radical marketing. And the practical, evergreen lessons for businesses of all kinds? They're timeless. In Book #2, you'll find 10 more unforgettable '80s movies and even more righteous business lessons to apply at work. Plus a totally radical foreword from '80s silver screen sweetheart Diane Franklin. Turn the pages and celebrate the arrival of a decade that saw an explosion in creativity and the rise of the individual. Discover dozens of relatable, unique and fun workplace lessons with a side of nostalgia. You'll never look at these movies and their characters the same as you did before. Here are a few examples of the lessons Chris has in store: The Outsiders -- When the chips are down, it's more important than ever to make the right decisions and "Stay Gold." The Princess Bride -- How to drop the "As you wish" mentality. Caddyshack -- Learn how to "Be the ball" in business. Fast Times at Ridgemont High -- Why it's okay to say, "I don't know." The Lost Boys -- Reject your workplace vampires. Coming to America -- "When you think of garbage, think of Akeem." Translated for the workplace? Earn your leadership. Better Off Dead -- Being successful requires that you "Get out over your skis" and hit that mountain as fast as you can. Weird Science -- It takes a bit of crazy to continue to move the business world forward. Ghostbusters -- It's true! Strapping an unlicensed nuclear reactor on your back makes you less risk-averse. The Karate Kid -- "Don't forget to breathe. Very important" is perhaps the greatest business advice of all time. In other words, you surely don't want to lose your sh!t when it hits the fan. The timeless lessons of '80s movies (taught to some of us as tweens and teens, and just now being discovered by younger generations) still resonate and apply to our careers. Extract these lessons and live them every day. So, get into some parachute pants, pump up your favorite '80s jams and get ready to learn What '80s Pop Culture Can Teach Us About Today's Workplace. "Inspired, insightful, and hilarious." -- Kevin Barnett, Screenwriter and Producer "A truly enjoyable and nostalgic read with golden nuggets of business advice throughout." -- Karen Jones-- Karen Jones, EVP & CMO, Ryder

The Story Cure

By Susan Elderkin,Ella Berthoud
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Book Code : 1782115285
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: the-story-cure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.

I Can With I AM

By Sheila M. Luck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Aneko Press
  • Book Code : 1622454189
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: i-can-with-i-am.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Somebody should do something about that!” We hear it and say it frequently. Maybe we have felt that the “somebody” needed to be somebody else because we were not capable, we didn’t have the financial or influential means, or that we just didn’t have the time; but maybe God wanted us to be that “somebody.” Maybe He wants you to be “somebody” today. With God, we can be “somebody.” When we work with Him according to His plan, He will provide the abilities and the means. Discover the possibilities. Be somebody! I will do what I can, where I am, with “I AM.”

Telling Children's Stories

By Michael Cadden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803234090
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 146
  • Pdf File: telling-children-s-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most accessible approach yet to children's literature and narrative theory,Telling Children's Storiesis a comprehensive collection of never-before-published essays by an international slate of scholars that offers a broad yet in-depth assessment of narrative strategies unique to children's literature. The volume is divided into four interrelated sections: "Genre Templates and Transformations," "Approaches to the Picture Book," "Narrators and Implied Readers," and "Narrative Time." Mike Cadden's introduction considers the links between the various essays and topics, as well as their connections with such issues as metafiction, narrative ethics, focalization, and plotting. Ranging in focus from picture books to novels such asTo Kill a Mockingbird, from detective fiction for children to historical tales, from new works such as the Lemony Snicket series to classics likeTom's Midnight Garden, these essays explore notions of montage and metaphor, perspective and subjectivity, identification and time. Together, they comprise a resource that will interest and instruct scholars of narrative theory and children's literature, and that will become critically important to the understanding and development of both fields.

Records of the Cheriton Otter Hounds (History of Hunting Series)

By W. H. Rogers
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1528769791
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: records-of-the-cheriton-otter-hounds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Records of the Cheriton Otter Hounds (History of Hunting Series) This is a high quality hard-back reprint of a classic and much sought after otter-hunting book. Originally published in 1925 and long out of print and very scarce, it covers the history of the Cheriton, and those who hunted with them, in great and intimate detail from the mid 1800s to 1925. Full of pictures and anecdotes it is a fascinating record of a past era. Published in a pictorial soft cover with 324 pages including 21 black + white photographs. List of chapters: - I: INTRODUCTORY - II: THE TAW - III: THE TEIGN - IV: THE TORRIDGE - V: THE CREEDY, KENN AND LYN - VI: MASTERS: OFFICIALS: FINANCE - VII: SPORT WITH MR CHERITON AND HIS DEPUTIES - VIII: ARTHUR HEINEMANN AND HIS PACK - IX: THE "FOX AND HOUNDS" - X: THE WAR - AND AFTER - XI: GENERAL NOTIONS - INDEX - LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS

Down and Out in Bugtussle

By Stephanie McAfee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101614226
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: down-and-out-in-bugtussle.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie McAfee delivers another irreverent, laugh-out-loud page-turner about the (mis)adventures of plus-size spitfire Graciela “Ace” Jones. With her fiancé now her ex-fiancé, Ace has hightailed it back to Bugtussle, Mississippi, and back to her Gramma Jones’s house. Her best friends, Lilly and Chloe, are delighted she’s back, but Ace still has some challenges ahead of her. For one thing, her replacement as Bugtussle High School’s art teacher, Cameron Becker, refuses to vacate the position. So Ace is stuck working as a substitute teacher while harboring fantasies of running Miss Becker out of town. On top of that, Lilly and Chloe are obsessed with setting her up on less-than-romantic blind dates—even though all she wants is a break from her pitiful love life. To ease her troubled mind, Ace resolves to restore her grandmother’s gardens to their former glory. But in the well-worn gardening book she’s dug out of her grandmother’s attic there are a series of suspicious notes that indicate her grandmother may have had a special someone in her past. Now, with her faithful chiweenie, Buster Loo, by her side, Ace is determined to get to the bottom of her grandmother’s secret life, all the while hoping her own life isn’t about to implode....

Everland

By Vinny Lo Verme
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1312103108
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: everland.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Living the daily routine became boring to Jengo Wood, a custodian at the Brooklyn Museum. Jengo, a native of Carmel, Indiana, began to realize life in New York wasn’t as fascinating as he originally believed. As life becomes increasingly meaningless for Jengo, he discovers a new obsession: dreams. After meeting a mysterious man, he begins to embark on a journey he was not quite ready for. The decisions he makes will make a profound impact on the people around him and also open up skeletons that have been locked in the closet for many years. Soon he will find himself on a deadly path that will make it difficult for him to decipher the difference between what is real and what isn’t... his dreams and reality...and whether he is dead or alive...